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BVMS, DVA, DACVAA, DACVB

Diplomate ACVA and Diplomate ACVB

Professor Emeritus, Tufts University

Co-founder

Nicholas Dodman

After spending several years in this area of research, he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic - one of the first of its kind - at Tufts in 1986.  He received additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995.  Dr. Dodman began to see clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990; he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.

 

Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written five acclaimed bestselling books that have received a tremendous amount of national press.  His first book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much (Bantam Books, 1995), was an unqualified success as was his second book, The Cat Who Cried for Help (Bantam Books, 1997).  His third book, Dogs Behaving Badly (Bantam Books, 1999) was again a bestseller. If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002) was released 2002 and again in 2007 after The Wall Street Journal listed it as “One of the Five Best Dogs Books.” His next book,The Well-Adjusted Dog (2007) was intended as a bible for dog owners everywhere; Dog Ownership 101, so to speak and then came Pets on the Couch (Atria Books 2017), a summary of the findings of his life’s work. In addition to his own books, Dodman has contributed to and edited two Tufts books, Puppy’s First Steps (Houghton Mifflin 2007) and Good Old Dog (Houghton Mifflin 2010).  

 

Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field.  In addition to his trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 300 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals.  He also holds several US Patents for various inventions related to the control of animal behavior.  Dr. Dodman appears regularly on radio and television including:  20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The early Show, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, Fox TV, the BBC and CBC, CNN’s Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR’s “Fresh Air” and A&E.  He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR’s “Radio Boston.”   Good Morning America producer Patty Nager dubbed Dr Dodman their ad hoc pet behavioral expert. 

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists.  Dr. Dodman attended Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland where he received a BVMS (DVM equivalent). He subsequently became a surgical intern at the Glasgow Veterinary School before joining the faculty.  He received a Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1975.


In 1981 Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He was board certified in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia in 1982. Around that time, Dr. Dodman became interested in behavioral pharmacology and the field of animal behavior. 

Dr. Dodman has written more than 100 scientific articles, and made numerous contributions to scientific books and journals.

He appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, the BBC and CBC, CNN’s Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR’s “Fresh Air” and A&E. He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR’s “Radio Boston.”

 
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